Graduate Students of Color Association 

November Newsletter

It's officially sweater weather! For some, it's time to pull out our winter clothes; for others, it's time to put to test our winter clothes for the first time. Either way, this time of year reminds us that the end of the semester is inching closer. GSCA has enjoyed seeing you at the various events this semester. We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. We are grateful for you & the GSCA community and hope you have a wonderful November! 
We would also like to acknowledge that November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month!

“The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." - National Congress of American Indians


~GSCA Leadership Team

Here is a quick calendar of our events coming up! If you would like to know further for these events, please scroll down and see more information on these subjects!
Our group had a fun night roller skating and roller blading at the Cache Valley Fun Park! It was fun time seeing some in, and out, of their element all while building community amongst each other. The night extended into bowling as well! We hope to see you at our next GSCA event!
GSCA will be having our usual monthly workshop brunch! This time it will be on Saturday, November 19th, from 11:00-1:00 pm in ECC 201. Scan the barcodes or click the Register link to reserve your spot! Our special guest will be Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde.
We are excited to be planning our closing social for the fall semester! Save the date & stay tuned for details!
Heart2Heart (H2H) is a theoretically-grounded intervention developed by people of color for people of color. In this series, we will build a community of support as participants learn about intersectional identities, racial wellness, microaggressions, empowerment, and microinterventions. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will build a Wellness Toolbox together and practice mindfulness. Sign-up here:
You can receive up to $30 towards a book about intersectionality and gender, with this new book grant! Please consider applying here.
Meet our GSCA leadership team! We have a few positions open, and we are looking for enthusiastic members to fill them. Please click here to indicate your interest in one of the open positions.

Congratulations to our featured member for October!

Sharandy Appiah was recently awarded the Mehdi Heravi International Scholarship by the USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She was selected by Dean Joseph Ward for her work in Political Science.

We want to highlight YOU!
Submit your awards, scholarships, thesis defense and any other accomplishments. Let's celebrate ourselves and each other!

Take a moment to email if you're looking to connect with other minoritized graduate students and would like to join our WhatsApp chat. Additionally, we have ambassadors. We will eventually have an ambassador for each of the eight colleges at USU, so please email us if you are interested in filling one of the unoccupied spots.

Caine College of the Arts

Huntsman School of Business

College of Education and Human Services—Amand

College of Engineering—Monika

Humanities & Social Sciences—Mary

College of Natural Resources

College of Science—Elsa

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